Okay so I want start with saying that people that don't care about the whole event or think this is waste of time just don't bother commenting or whatever. So from my experience and when I talked to many players that I did timewalking dungeons with people say they are really boring, slow and even hard if there is someone in the group who doesn't know about a few important mechanics(critical for cataclysm dungeons). Back when timewalking started people started to think of ways to make the dungeons go faster and farm for toys, pets, transmog and especially for really rare
This is in-depth guide to optimizing your timewalking gear and making runs faster. There has been a few changes and nerfs and probably two biggest changes were the TBC Heroic gem nerfs in October 2020 and now recently as soon as Shadowlands Pre-Patch hit the legion set bonuses and legion legendaries got disabled. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong in anything and I will edit this post ^^
The guide will be focused on cloth dps but most of the gear is still same for other classes and roles because still most of the gear is from ToT & SoO.
Here is some important stuff you need to know:
Legion Legendaries: Legion legendaries got disabled in timewalking like the legion set bonuses so they no longer work sadly.
Heart of Azeroth: I did some testing and the neck does perform well in timewalking. After many dungeon runs and few raids I can say that Prizerock Neckband will be BiS for dungeons and for agility users Necklace of the Deep is most likely BiS up to WotLK due to how scaling works. For timewalking raids Heart of Azeroth will be better because the boss fights last longer. Crucible of Flame essence did on average 10-15% of my damage on the boss fights.
Azerite Pieces: This is debatable since for some classes/specs there might be some good traits that scale well but mostly gear with sockets is better.
WoD Pre-Legendary Ring: This ring is still really strong in timewalking unlike its upgraded legendary version which scales badly. ( Spellbound Runic Band of Infinite Preservation )
WOTLK Ashen Band: This spec specific ring is your BiS ring untill WOTLK and even in Cataclysm the proc seems to be strong. (Example for casters Ashen Band of Endless Destruction)
MoP Legendary Cloak: This is your BiS cloak if you did the questline back in MoP. (Xing-Ho, Breath of Yu'lon)
Enchants: You can enchant every piece of gear except your head , waist and trinkets. Combination of old and new enchants lets you do this.
Trinkets: I cant really speak for all classes about trinkets but I can mention a few that have good scaling in timewalking. For casters Unblinking Gaze of Sethe seems to be one of the best trinkets for both dungeons and timewalking raids after some testing I did. There wasn't really a 2nd trinket that was as powerful for caster so you could just run
Ghost Iron Dragonling as second trinket. For melee
Umbral Moonglaives is really strong option after plenty of info and testing. And again you can go for Ghost Iron Dragonling as your 2nd trinket as melee. For agility users Mirror of the Blademaster seems to be their strongest option and also Soul Capacitor was really strong last time I checked. All of these don't have sockets except the Dragonling but you can do extra raid runs and hope for socket proc if you tryharding ^^
Shadowlands legendaries: These work in timewalking and the effects are really strong most of the time.
Gems: Gems are still best for optimizing your gear for timewalking but over the past expansion and late Legion they have been slowly getting nerfs because of number squishing and other things like direct nerf of TBC Heroic gems that were the best gems for us in Bfa. Currently TBC gems and Cataclysm main stat gems seem to scale the best but it depends what class/spec you are playing and how important secondary stats are for them. I am personally running
+2 intellect & +2 haste gems for good balance of extra intellect and a lot of haste but pure int/agi/str gems could be better for other specs/classes. So you might wonder "what? where I put the gems" okay so most of the gear with most sockets comes from Mists of Pandaria, especially Throne of Thunder and Siege of Orgrimmar raids.
Gear with most sockets:
- Helm: +2 sockets (ToT / SoO)
- Shoulder: +2 sockets (ToT / SoO)
- Cloak: +1 socket (ToT / SoO) If you don't have legendary cloak from MoP.
- Chest: +3 sockets (ToT / SoO)
- Wrist: +1 socket (ToT / SoO) or +2 sockets from vendor or crafted cata wrists.
Cloth, Leather, Mail, Plate. Leather and plate links have multiple options so choose depending on what stats are better for you or if you are plate tank.
- Hands: +2 sockets (ToT / SoO)
- Belt: +2 sockets (ToT / SoO) +3 after you use
Living Steel Belt Buckle
- Legs: +3 sockets (ToT / SoO)
- Feet: +2 sockets (ToT / SoO) , crafted ones or legion legendary feet with 3 sockets for leather users
Overall if you have group with full gear sets the dungeon runs will be a lot faster. Maybe not as fast as before all nerfs but you can see the difference especially after you learn all the different skips in dungeons.
You can also comment or message me on reddit for further question about tw sets for specific classes since gathering everything here about all specs and classes would be too much.
Thank you for reading if you got this far 😛 Good luck on your mount hunt or rep farm 😀
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong in anything and I will edit this post ^^
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